Questions tagged [text-editors]

A text editor is a program that allows for editing of plain text files.

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ubuntu: add autocomplete to default text editor? [closed]

ubuntu Hi there, I am new to ubuntu, I wonder if it is tangible to add an autocomplete feature to my default text editor. I will be so glad if someone can suggest a way.
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how to copy all code in vim with invalid register name?

I'm trying to select all the code in my vim editor in a putty session on my windows 10 and paste it on notepad in windows 10. once I get into vim with terminal command vim code.s on ubuntu I've tried ...
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How do I exit vim, that is within emacs term mode with evil?

I am trying to make transition from vim to emacs (specifically doom-emacs). I was using term mode and habitually used vim in an attempt to edit another file forgetting that I was inside emacs. I ...
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Is it possible to change the font in cmd for one app and retain the default font for other programs?

I want to change the default font for a console text editor I am using on Windows. Looking on the internet, it seems I need to change cmd's font by right-clicking the title bar. However, that changes ...
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How do I simply copy and paste text in Nano?

I'm trying to simply copy and paste a block of text using nano editor I've managed to highlight the text by position the cursor att the bottom of the block, pressing CTRL+SHIFT+6 and then pressing up ...
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How to crop image in google docs permanently? [migrated]

I write technical blogs for which I frequently need to take screenshots of my screen. It's easier to paste directly into my google document and crop it there rather than opening an application to crop ...
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Are there text editors for macOS that use `GtkSourceView`?

I'm looking for a text editor for macOS that has decent RTL (Arabic) support. As far as I can tell, GtkSourceView is one of the few (if not only) editor technologies that support RTL editing properly....
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Excel: Alt + Enter for multiple cells

I would like to change the first table into a wrap texted version of numbers & (xxx), making two lines in each cell. What is the best option for this, as I have >100 cells so it's not feasible to ...
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How to remove the password from each line? in the format of example:pass

How can I remove the passwords from a text file that contains email:password? For example I have : willibaldkahr@a1.net:1241_1130 keyskyer@wo.com.cn:k8795530 nakamura@a1.net:nakamura t.fessl@a1.net:...
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ASK How to extract email regex using Emeditor? get email specific

example : hello this my email user1@domains.com contact me yes this my email user2@needthis.ca:contactmenow user:3:user3@needthistoo.com.au:contactme hello this is my email andre,user4@needthis.co.uk, ...
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How to rebind the “End macro recording” key in Kakoune

Years of vi usage have trained my muscle memory to always hit esc before entering a command, if I'm not sure in which mode I am. This guarantees that i'll be in command mode, as the esc key doesn't do ...
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Is there a way to enable drag and drop operations on selected text for structured text editors in Eclipse?

I've recently had to switch to Eclipse from Visual Studio and was quite irritated by the sporadic functionality of drag and drop operations on selected text until I discovered there are several ...
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ask how to delete all right text after containing Colon (:) in EMEDITOR?

I want delete all right text after character Colon (:) example : user1@mail.com:pass user2@mail.com:psword user3@mail.com:pasword123 user4@mail.com:@*!@$Haslkf delete after character Colon (:) ...
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Is there a way to search a txt file for a list of values?

I have a big txt file and a list of comma separated values. Is there a way to search the text file and show me which values were not found inside the text file?
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How to remove lines that don't contain at least one uppercase letter, lowercase letter, number and special symbol in Notepad++

After looking across the internet for about an hour, I decided to register an account and ask a question :) I'd like to remove all lines that don't contain at least one uppercase letter, lowercase ...
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How to extract specific length urls from text file using Notepad++

I am trying to extract the list of URLs from the text file using notepad++ and have tried different expressions as well, but it is replacing the URLs instead of extracting them. href="https:/...
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Change vscode close tab behavior to next show left neighbor instead of previously selected tab

Suppose you have 5 open tabs in order from 1-5. If you select tab 1, then select tab 5 and close it (ctrl+w), the editor goes back to tab 1. I want it to go to tab 4, i.e. the previous neighboring ...
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Notepad++ Find replace code blocks

So, in my document, I have many code blocks like the one below ```javascript class App extendsReact.Component{ state ={ isLoading:true, users:[], error:null } render(){ <React.Fragment&...
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Create section in header and footer in pages mac

In my document I have the header with one section I'd like to have two section instead of 1 or 3 (3 is default) How can I split or merge these sections?
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Viewing the content of a hard drive in binary without using a Hex editor

Can we view the content of a hard drive in binary without using a Hex editor but with a simple text editor like Mousepad or gedit ? I'm using Debian.
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Create Quote with image in Microsoft Word

I'd like to create indent text with image. and create the new style for reuse it. In create/modify style I didn't find any option about it. I'm using word for mac osx Version. 16.32 Thanks
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How do I remove text after a certain point up to a certain point?

I have an XML Database I created for all my ps2 games and the lines for each that that display there title are shown like this <TITLE>SLUS 999.99.GAMENAME</TITLE> What I would like to do ...
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How do I concatenate a line to the end of the next line using Find and Replace?

I have a file of the format: Chapter 1 12:45 First Video 39:21 Second Video The video lengths are preceded by tab characters. I want to convert this into: Chapter 1 First Video 12:45 ...
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Why is Brackets not opening FTP files from CyberDuck?

So I have an odd question for those who use CyberDuck for FTP. In the Editor tab, it shows Brackets as a solid white blank space. If I choose a different editor and select Brackets from my list of ...
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Multiple cursors in Microsoft Word

A really useful feature in TextMate is multiple cursors, as described in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqc5EdZmpmQ Are multiple cursors possible in Microsoft Word?
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How to increment all numbers in selected text?

How to increment all numbers in selected text? For example: turn this text: hello1 hello2 to this: hello2 hello3 Windows 10. Any software with this functionality would be fine.
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Create multiple text files that follow a pattern

I want to create hundreds of text files that follow a pattern like this (example): The book [title] written by [author] is about [description] ... and the variables will be extracted from a csv ...
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My notepad txt file turned into weird characters

Some years ago I wrote some notes in a .txt file (plain text) on Notepad and when I opened it recently it appeared with these weird characters. I don't know at what point it turned out like that, but ...
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VSCode multiline select - how to delete without removing blank lines?

VSCode has the ability to start a multiline selection via: shift + alt + mouse drag or ctrl + shift + alt + arrow key The problem is that when I'm working across lines of code with empty lines ...
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jEdit text editor - render/preview RTF file

How can I render/preview RTF file using jEdit i.e show the compiled RTF file and not the RTF source code? I heard that the Info Viewer plugin can achieve this. But when I opened the RTF file in jEdit ...
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What is the frequency of action of a continuous press of `CTRL + Z`

I would like to know the frequency of performed actions when I long-press the keyboard shortcut CTRL + Z (a.k.a. Undo). To be specifically clear, when I write a large chunk of text or code in my text ...
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How to call external tools in Gedit on Windows 10?

Version: Gedit 3.20.1 (64 Bit) OS: Windows 10 Problem: Cannot see the External Tools plugin in preferences option. The built-in plugin python console is already activated (checked) but I cannot ...
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What is the most humane way to edit text files inside 'windowsservercore' Docker image?

Sometimes it becomes handy when you can make few config file changes inside the container, and then running some commands to try things before hardcoding all things into Dockerfile. Is the ancient MS-...
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A Text Editor with English Synonyms and Antonyms for Windows? [closed]

I found an application here that is a text editor which suggests you synonyms and antonyms. I did not try it yet, since it is designed for iPad and iPhone, whereas I am looking for a similar ...
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Gedit Plugins 'grayed out' when clicked to activate (Windows 10)

I have installed Gedit 2.30.1 (32 bit) on Windows 10. Problem: When I add any external plugin to gedit, I can see the plugin listed in the preferences option, but it gets grayed out when clicked. ...
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Compare two versions of text

Sometimes I need to compare two versions of short text, and looking for the most efficient way to do it I know I could save them to Word documents and compare them, that's the baseline, I'd like to ...
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Text Editor Anywhere not working on Windows 10

I've been using http://www.listary.com/text-editor-anywhere for ages. But it broke on Windows 10 (10.0.18362.418). I’ve set the shortcut shift-win-A to invoke it. Using this shortcut displays the ...
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Sublime Text 3: Change “Auto Correction” text to desired text

In Sublime-text 3, when I type "func" and enter "TAB" key, it enters "function" text. How can I set the result text "function()" for same operation?
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Replaced text in multiple documents in notepad++. How do i undo them all?

I used the 'replace All in All opened documents option' to replace them all at once and saved all documents with ctrl + shift + s I still have notepad++ open since the change occurred and it has not ...
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How do I remove lines of text before this character?

Let's say I have this little text file, for example reasons. thisisanexample@gmail.com:948 1234@aol.com:11111=== xxxepicalwizardsomethingidontknowxxx@yahoo.co.uk:123 How would I remove all the text ...
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How do I add/alter the shortcuts in the Rich Text Editor (RTE) of AEM?

I have been using Adobe Experience Manager to create a large number of content pages. I manually click to edit the paragraph formatting options when I want a Header1 / Header2 / etc. How do I go ...
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Does VS2019 or a similar program have *horizontal* rulers?

I've started using vertical rulers in VS2019 to help keep my lines from running longer than 80 columns. I've noticed that sometimes my functions start to run long as well, and was wondering: is there ...
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[Ctrl]+[Del] on text doesn't work in Chrome, not even in native chrome elements [duplicate]

Absolutely no recent changes to the machine come to mind. [Ctrl]+[Del] registers normally in all applications, as far as I can tell. Tested using this (http://keyboardchecker.com/) in Chrome within ...
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unwanted code hints (prettify.css) in vscode

where are these coming from I have disabled all extensions. I am pretty sure that there is no prettify.css or base.css among my project files and yet I am still getting these code hints. How can I get ...
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Removing whitespace from newline and on file save with JOE

I am trying to learn how to use JOE and overall I'm finding the editor minimalist enough to be interesting. However, there is one problem in my day-to-day - whitespace. Right now with a very minimal ....
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Microsoft Excel- How to convert an text file without line breaks, no common separator please advise

I have a notepad with huge content but without any line breaks, and no common separator like commma, colon or even tab :(.. please advise, I need to split find a particular text which appears ...
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Atom is always opening developer console.How could i disable it

I installed atom text editor and compeleted a project.But now,i cant open my project.Its always opening chrome dev tools/debugging console in atom.I uninstalled it and install is again.But its not ...
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How to use capital Commands in Vim/Emacs/Spacemacs?

I am frankly just 3 days old in the emacs-vim old . I need to execute some commands S-M-; (executable-find "git") RET But cant figure out how to use those capitalized commands. My keybindings are ...
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Need help to convert a pattern in a .txt file to something else

So guys, 3076482 FinalDesir jotdhaliwal@shaw.ca 174.5.141.202 aedcbbf6570e664723318f5e57658625:KHG5CzJ3EO/mVta?<ZR*4b%9ucb?sa For example I have this line ^ I want to convert it into ...
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Writing in a 2gb txt file

So I have a 2 gb .txt file and I want to add a character before every existing line. How can I do it from linux or windows? I opened it with programs like glogg but it's read only :(

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